Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger reversed course last week from his usual globalist position. Interviewed by Politico, he declared that European nations have committed a “grave mistake” by allowing too many foreigners into their countries.
This amounted to a walking back of his previous stance that Western societies should allow millions of refugees to enter their borders.
Kissinger responded to mass outbreaks of demonstrations in European cities in support of the Hamas terror attacks on Israel. Many are shocked to see celebrations of the massacre of over 1,300 Israelis.
The former diplomat said these outbursts showed that the West has gone too far. “It was a grave mistake to let in so many people of totally different culture and religion and concepts, because it creates a pressure group inside each country that does that.”
Kissinger asserted that European nations must show “unconditional political support” for Israel’s retaliation against Hamas.
He said that every nation of Europe should share the same interest “because the same attitude might erupt” in their direction.
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He corrected noted that there cannot be a precedent set for raiding and mass hostage taking in Western countries. Israel, he said, must not permit Gaza to return to the point where another such deadly raid is possible.
Kissinger and his family fled Nazi Germany in 1938.
He told Politico that it was “painful” to watch Arabs in Berlin celebrating the cold-blooded murder of so many Israelis. The brazen attack was an “open act of aggression” that must result in “some penalty,” Kissinger said.
The former statesman also warned that there is potential for unrest to spread throughout the region. “The Middle East conflict has the danger of escalating and bringing in other Arab countries under the pressure of their public opinion.”
Kissinger referenced 1973’s Yom Kippur War during which Egypt and Syria led an Arab coalition in a surprise attack on Israel. That offensive was beaten back by the Israeli military.
He said that the clear goal of Hamas is to draw other countries into their cause. The terrorist organization seeks “to mobilize the Arab world against Israel and to get off the track of peaceful negotiations.”
There had been recent overtures of peace between Israel and Saudi Arabia, but that momentum has likely been derailed.